By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. – Hebrews 11.11
I have always liked the story of Sarah. I think most of us can identify with her. Decades before God and told her and Abram that one day they would have a son and from that son would come vast numbers of people, a nation to be to numbered with the stars in heaven and the grains of sand on the sea shore.
But decades had passed. They had become impatient and nearly wrecked things by taking matters into their own hands. And still, no son.
But one day two angels appeared. They told Abram that before the year was out he and Sarah would have a son. There were in their nineties now and knew it was impossible, or was it. Sarah heard it from the tent and laughed. ‘How am I going to have a baby?’
But eventually she ‘judged God as faithful’ because of God’s promise. And, as the Andrew Peterson song puts it:
Long after we are dead and gone
A thousand years our tale be sung
How faith compelled and bore us on
How barren Sarah bore a son
So come to Canaan, come
What a blessing it is that ‘barren Sarah’ bore a son because it means that our God is the God of the impossible. We know we can trust Him because He faithful to His promise.
If God can give barren Sarah a son, there is nothing in my life too hard for Him.